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Big wave surfing is the ultimate celebration of extreme surfing. Challenging deadly waves in harsh weather and ocean conditions takes a very serious approach.
Big wave surfers are not interested in performance. Forget perfect cutbacks, stunning floaters or breathless aerial antics. The profile of a big wave rider is the result of several unparalleled personal characteristics.
Fear is always present in a 50-foot wave. Fear is the best way of managing the risk of paddling for a huge wave face, which doesn't tell you what is going to happen and how it is going to break.
Courtesy B4BC...Surfers Courtney Conlogue, Liz Clark, Sage Erickson, and Malia Manuel are all athlete ambassadors for Boarding for Breast Cancer.
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com
On Thursday, the non-profit breast cancer prevention and education organization Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) announced a revamped athlete ambassador program and its new roster of pro athlete partners, including surfers Courtney Conlogue, Liz Clark, Sage Erickson, and Malia Manuel; skateboarders Mimi Knoop and Allysha Bergado; snowboarders Elena Hight, Kimmy Fasani, and Hana Beaman; and wakeboarder Tarah Mikacich.
Surf News, 28 May, 2012 : - - Cloudbreak, Fiji – The world’s best surfers will return to idyllic breaks of Cloudbreak and Restaurants next week for the highly-anticipated Volcom Fiji Pro, running from June 3 – 15, 2012.
Event No. 4 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Volcom Fiji Pro returns the ASP Top 34 to the Fijian islands after a five-year hiatus, with the Australians currently lead the charge, occupying four of the Top 5 spots in the world.
Surf News, last week 24 May, 2012 : Bali, Indonesia -- The winning bid for 11-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater’s surfboard was a whopping $4,000, which was matched as promised by another $4,000 from the champions own pocket for an $8,000 donation going to the ROLE Foundation, a Bali-based environmental organization that is actively engaged in the fight to clean up Bali.
We are proud to announce the 2012 Verizon Hawaii Surf Team gold medal achievement at the World Junior Surfing Championships in Panama this past April 22. Our young boys and girls very well earned this feat with a sweaty stretch to the finish line.
The celebration, Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at the Koa Lanai located on the water’s edge at the Outrigger Canoe Club Waikiki. Festivities commence at 5:30pm with music, pupus, drinks, and a slideshow upon arrival; the night will end by 9:00pm.
photo: Matt Wilkinson © ASP / Smorigo
Surf News, 27 May, 2012 : Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro / Brazil -- In an all-Australian Final, Matt Wilkinson, 23, scored an outstanding 18.43 (out of a possible 20 points) for the event’s highest heat wave total to defeat Kai Otton, 32, in waves in the 3-5 foot range (1-1.5 meters) at the lefthand point break of Itauna, in Saquarema, Brazil. For his victory at the Quiksliver Saquarema Prime, Wilkinson takes home U$ 40,000 dollars in prize money and an additional 6,500 points towards his ASP World Ranking, which catapults him from 43rd place up to 17th.
Tom Morey and Mike Stewart are the most influential names in the development of bodyboarding as popular and global board sport. When Morey cut a rectangular shape of polyethylene foam and covered it with newspaper he was inventing a new way of riding waves.
In the next four decades, a man called Mike Stewart gave a professional pulse and rhythm to the art of bodyboarding and added several new tricks, moves and maneuvers.
Modern bodyboarding has opened new frontiers on the face of the wave. Whether you're spinning in a small wave or flying high above the crest of a wedge, that's all seen as performance and progressive bodyboarding.
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